Located in Manhattan, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is among the nation’s oldest and most distinguished institutions of higher education. As a very public debate about The Cooper Union’s finances and tuition policy took hold both inside the college and throughout the broader community, the board and president of the college called in TWG (at the suggestion of the Rudin Foundation) to review and make recommendations to strengthen its governance practices, policies, and procedures.  The review enabled the board and the school’s leadership to more clearly define their roles and more strategically manage their communication and decision-making responsibilities TWG’s recommendations led to a number of changes in board composition, policy, and decisionmaking and initiated a structured approach to identifying and recruiting new board members.